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End of an era! - Event Date: 01 Dec 2020

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    Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 4:30pm
Sadly after 11 year of owning our Rpod 171 and our Rpod 179, we have moved on to a new camper. We traded our 179 for a Vista Cruiser 19 CSK, which we were able to get fully loaded and it had just arrived from the factory, we were the first to look at it. The pod served us well and it was sad to trade her in.
Leo & Melissa Bachand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 5:06pm
Grats! The Vista and Vintage Cruisers have some great floor plans. Enjoy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mcarter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 5:19pm
Very nice, I like the features and I think a step up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Leo B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 5:34pm
Thanks guys! Yeah I think it should fit the bill. Going to try it out in the yard for now. First trip with it will be down to Assateague this May.
Leo & Melissa Bachand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricktoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 10:49pm
It may be just me, but the Vista Cruiser looks a lot like the new R-pod 196 we just bought. The separate shower and walk around bed is a big selling point. Enjoy your new travel trailer
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Leo B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 5:56am
Hi Ricktoon,
It is very similar. We were looking at the 195, but our local dealer didnt have any on their lot so we could walk thru it and the 3 that they had coming in were already spoken for so we couldnt view them, and told us it would be roughly 12 weeks or so if we ordered one from the factory. So when we found the Vista Cruiser we figure we would grab it. definitely the big selling points. We also liked the bigger refrigerator and the 3 burner stove with the oven.
thanks, you too.
Leo & Melissa Bachand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 6:10am
Congratulations Leo!  Please don't leave the forum and keep us informed of your travels with your new toy.  Always a good thing to stay connected.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Leo B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 7:50am
Thank you Jato!! Will definitely stay connected and get back to being active.
Take cae and stay safe!!
Leo & Melissa Bachand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pod People Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 8:26am
Leo,
the question is -"can you fish from a vista cruiser?"
Safe travels with your new rig
Vann

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Post Options Post Options   Quote David and Danette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 9:10am
   Hope you enjoy your new Vista Cruiser we have the discontinued 19BFD they seem to be well built as far as RV's are built. There are some differences from the r-rpods one is the water tank is located inside the camper and the axle has springs not a torsion axle as the r-pods have. The newer Vistas have the slide windows not the the awning windows and they have a larger single bowl sink and the frames are different I think the newer frames are stronger. We had the smaller r-pod 171 so the Vista 19 foots are quite a bit larger with width and length being larger. We love the extra space especially traveling with two dogs. There is not much of a owners forum compared to the r-pod owners forum. The big thing I think that the r-pods and Vista cruisers are similar is the one piece fiberglass roof. All and all both campers are good campers with the r-pod being the most popular.
2018 Vista Cruiser 19BFD (2018-              
2012 Vibe 6503 (2014-2019)
2009 r-pod 171 (2009-2014)
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